With Mother’s Day coming up, what better way to show the special lady in your life just how thankful you are than with an indulgent afternoon tea? Traditionally decadent, the afternoon tea has had a healthy upgrade in recent years. We’re talking everything from quinoa scones to chakra balancing herbal tea. So delicious you simply cannot let your trips here be limited to the big day alone- we say have you cake + eat it too any day you like.
Specially designed by ALT/ expert nutritionist + foodie babe Madeleine Shaw, you know you are in good hands when it comes to the Brown’s Hotel Tea-Tox Healthy Afternoon Tea. We’re talking miso glazed salmon on spinach bread and on the sweeter side of things, fruit with a salted date caramel sauce. Fancy something other than tea? Fear not- you can still upgrade your tea to champagne should you be in the mood for a glass of fizz.
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, One Aldwych hosts their magical afternoon tea with both vegan and gluten free options. Give your mum the golden ticket and treat her to delights including heritage beetroot with smoked almonds followed by poached raspberries with coconut cream.
Ethos Foods is well known for it’s deliciously different, meat-free cuisine. But what you may not know is that with both vegan and gluten free options available, Ethos boasts the most delicious afternoon tea. With savouries, cakes and scones (served up with cashew cream and refined sugar free preserves), you and your mum can choose to wash it down with a chakra balancing herbal tea or a SKINNY prosecco.
Nestled on the third floor of Selfridges is the Hemsley & Hemsley café, founded by the famous foodie sisters and serving up food free from gluten, grains, refined sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Whilst this may follow the traditional afternoon tea set up (we’re talking sandwiches, cakes and scones), the options all have a healthy twist. Want to hear more? You could be enjoying a mini crab mayonnaise flaxseed roll, followed by a chocbeet fudge bar (garnished with yoghurt honey frosting and cacao nibs, of course) followed by warm quinoa scones smothered in chia jam. We’ll leave the rest for you to experience with your wonderful mother…
Located in the beautiful Hyde Park, the boutique hotel La Suite West hosts an afternoon tea with a vegan option that means no missing out on the fun. With vegan cheese and caramelised red onion featuring in their selection of vegan finger sandwiches and their warm scones being served with whipped coconut cream, you won’t be left disappointed. Can’t make it on Mother’s Day? No worries. The La Suite West are holding an offer on their Mother’s Day afternoon tea until the 18th March.